Sunday, April 7, 2013
Inaugrural STRATOLINER Commercial Flight
The 'dress rehersal' flights through the worlds newest travel-zone, the 'sub-stratosphere' 4 to 5 miles above the earth was held the week of June 23-29. as a final preliminary to the regular operation of the fleet of Boeing Stratoliners.
The new 307 STRATOLINER went into Coast To Coast service, July 8, 1940. On hand for the inaugrural flight from Burbank Terminal is movie stars Brenda Joyce and Tyrone Power who were on board for the historic flight to LaGuardia Field, New York. The 307 was piloted by captains W.G. Golain and Jack Zimmerman for the 12 hour and 13 minute flight.
Jack Frye's company officially breaks the elevation barrier for all the world to see setting the standard for future airline travel. What a hallmark of his and his development teams career.
First passengers on the historic flight.
Images courtesy WHMCKC
For a more complete history of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner aircraft, click here